Three D Radio announcer, Megan Cat (up until recently with her husband, the late Peter Brat) lives in "The BratHaus" a rural seaside home about 100km from Adelaide on South Australia's scenic Fleurieu Peninsula.
Veteran musician Peter, and artist/musician Megan, were long-time DJs on Three D Radio 93.7fm
, Adelaide's eclectic independent music station.
Together Peter & Megan, known as "The Cat and The Brat" created this blog to allow listeners to review the playlists of their radio show, "Technicolour Dreaming" , watch clips of selected songs and simply join them in the enjoyment of their favourite music... psychedelia, 60's garage,
surf, punk/post-punk, pop, folk-rock, glam, 'Krautrock', goth, 80's electro... and much more!
But The Cat is carrying on the tradition, with guest co-presenters, and "Technicolour Dreaming" will continue in the same format, drawing from the huge "Cat & Brat" music collection, with the addition of new releases and reissues to keep things current. The Brat is hugely missed, but the show must go on, as he wanted...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Obscured By...

Saying goodbye to Levon Helm (The Band) and Greg Ham (Men At Work) was the downside of this week's Obscured By... but the definite upside was an in-depth, live phone interview with legendary English singer-songwriter Ralph McTell.  Ralph expounded on such matters as how he acquired his first Robert Johnson LP, his love for the guitar, why a farewell tour doesn't necessarily mean goodbye, why he wasn't very happy at the time with the French & Saunders "Trial Of Ralph McTell" skit, and much more.  Also featured were some MOR versions of once great songs, a bit of US power pop and early Adelaide rock, The Damned with Lemmy on a Sweet cover et al - with host Michael Hunter somehow making sense of it all!
The Penny Rockets  Lovin' Woman  (Penny Rockets EP  1961 Australia, Adelaide)

Marty Rhone  Tell Me Love  (single B-side 1967 Australia)

Fraternity  Raglan's Folly  (single B-side 1971 Australia, Adelaide)

Ralph McTell  1. Blind Arthur Goes To Adelaide  (single B-side 1987 UK)  2. Moon, June & A Cajun Tune  3.  Somewhere Down The Road  4. Ghost Of Robert Johnson  5. Rosalinda (all from 'Somewhere Down The Road' CD 2010 UK)

Autumn  Kill My World  ('Comes...Autumn'  LP 1971 Australia / Aztec Music reissue CD)

Men At Work  Down Under (original recording)  (single B-side 1979 Australia)

Levon & The Hawks  The Stones That I Throw  (single 1965 Canada/US)

The Band  Chest Fever  ('Music From Big Pink' LP 1968 Canada/US)

Sensitive New Age Cowpersons  The New Australian National Anthem  (live, Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, Adelaide March 2003, unreleased  Australia) 
The Brothers Four  Revolution  ('A Beatles' Songbook (The Brothers Four Sing Lennon/McCartney)'  LP 1966 US)

Mel Tormé  Sunshine Superman   ('Golden Throats 2' comp LP / orig. c 1966 US)

Manhattan Strings  (Theme From) The Monkees  ('The Manhattan Strings Play Instrumental Versions Of Hits Made Famous By The Monkees'  LP c 1967  US)

Mitch Miller & The Gang  Give Peace a Chance ('Peace Sing-Along' LP 1970 US)

The Nerves  Working Too Hard   ('The Nerves' EP 1976  US)

The Names  Why Can't It Be  (single 1977 US)

The Damned with Lemmy  Ballroom Blitz (single B-side 1979 / 'The Chiswick Singles... And Another Thing' comp CD 2011 UK)

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